This week has already seen highs of 17C recorded across the country, and it seems as though the sun is here to stay.

A ‘Spanish Plume’ could bring 32C temperatures to London next weekend, due to a complex weather pattern called La Nina.

Expect packed pubs and parks if this is the case, as the city enjoys lockdown freedoms in scorching temperatures.

Sweltering heat could take hold over the May Bank Holiday, when people from England and Wales enjoy Monday, 3 off from work.

Hot weather expected over the Bank Holiday weekend

Hot weather expected over the Bank Holiday weekend

But Met Office spokesperson Grahame Madge has said it is too early to predict how boiling it might get.

According to the Met Office’s long-range forecast the weather may still be patchy:

“A settled regime will likely be in place across much of the country at first with high pressure likely to be centred to the west or northwest of the UK.

“However, there is the threat of some rain and a few showers in the north and east, as well as the chance of some rain moving up from the south and affecting southern parts of the country later.

“Throughout this period, there is also a continued threat of rural frost and patchy fog where winds fall light.

“Temperatures are quite uncertain depending on where the area of high pressure resides, particularly in the east where temperatures are likely to struggle above average. Warmer days are most likely to be further inland towards the south and west.

However, this weekend’s weather is more predictable.

London should enjoy highs of 16C, which is hotter than the sunny Greek Island of Crete.

Saturday will see be mild with sunny spells on Saturday and a risk of frost.

From Sunday to Tuesday it will be occasionally cloudy with some sunny spells.